Professional Practices

Professional practices often require specialist and tailored legal advice to inform and assist their decision-making processes.

Our understanding of the changing nature and dynamics of the professional services sector, from structures such as LLPs or incorporations to mergers and joint ventures, enables us to provide advice and insight that extends beyond the routine aspects of business.

We advise professional service industry clients on a wide range of topics including:

  • Commercial advice
  • Setting up a partnership
  • Establishing or converting to an LLP
  • Partnership and employment disputes
  • Professional negligence claims

Our clients include architectural practices, surveyors, accountants, lawyers, recruitment consultants, management consultants and investment consultants.

The group offers “a high-quality and well-rounded service, complete with extensive direct contact with partners”.

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They are consistently proactive in their approach, providing solutions rather than problems to complex issues. They seem to have a natural ability to go straight to the heart of any issues, analyse the situation and provide very good advice.

Chambers UK

The practice is noted for “the way in which a single partner is careful to take care of the quality of the work and ensures that the relative specialists perform their work to a consistently high standard”.

Legal 500

Simon Brew of Fladgate LLP is noted for his commerciality and works with both claimants and defendants from a range of professions.

Chambers UK

The ‘professional’ team at Fladgate LLP has ‘good commercial awareness’. The group acts for high-net-worth individuals and companies in claims against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals, and handles defence work for clients including Deloitte and the Medical Defence Union. It is representing a family trust in a claim against a firm of solicitors pertaining to the loss of opportunity to invest in property. Professional negligence head Simon Brew is ‘very knowledgeable’ and dispute resolution head Simon Ekins is ‘excellent’. Janet Keeley, Sophia Purkis, Jonathan Hibberts and Digby Hebbard are also noted.

Legal 500

  • Lubbock Fine – relocation to new headquarter premises at Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4.
  • Architects – acting in defence of negligence claims for £250,000 relating to alleged negligent design and alleged failure to inspect/supervise work.
  • Fund Management Group – restructuring from corporate vehicles into LLP.
  • Financial services firm – claim against insurance brokers for professional negligence in relation to advice given in connection with the renewal of a professional indemnity policy.
  • The Medical Defence Union – lease of 47,000 sq ft of office space on levels 32 and 33 at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 from Canary Wharf Group.
  • Architects’ body – advising members of this leading body on issues arising with their practices.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – acting in the conduct of substantial disciplinary proceedings against members, including cases involving charges of dishonesty arising out of adverse finding in civil proceedings.
  • Deloitte – wide range of risk issues and claims, most recently in connection with an allegation of negligent trust management.
  • Highly complex multi–party action – representing a former partner of an established firm of solicitors against claims valued up to £90m of breach of FSMA, negligence, misrepresentation and dishonest assistance arising out of the provision by one of his clients of technology investment schemes which were designed to be tax efficient.
  • Blick Rothenberg LLP – relocation to 16 Great Queen Street, London.